Forearm AP View

Clinical indication:

Fracture of radius and ulnar bone, soft tissue swelling

Region:

Radius, ulna, carpals, distal humerus

Patient’s Position:

The patient may sit alongside of xray table.

Place the arm of the patient on the table in supine position with straight elbow.

The upper arm, elbow, and forearm all are resting on the table, ideally.

The humeral epicondyles are equal distances from the IR.

Cassette:

Size: 10’’x12’’ Orientation: Portrait

FFD/SID:

100cm

Central ray:

Central ray is perpendicular to the image receptor at the middle portion of forearm.

Grid:

No

Respiration:

Not related.

Exposure factors:

50-55kVp 3-4mAs

Collimation:

Collimate anteroposteriorly to the margins of the skin, distal to the finger tips and proximally include one third of distal radius and ulna.

Forearm AP View

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